Mizzou Stops Seventh Inning Comeback, Secures Win In Rivalry Clash Over Kansas

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No. 16 Mizzou Softball clinches a Border Showdown triumph against Kansas, securing a 3-2 victory in a tightly contested match on Wednesday night, fending off a late rally by the Jayhawks and stranding the tying run on first base to seal the win.

Under the guidance of Larissa Anderson, Mizzou entered the seventh inning with a 3-0 advantage, only to witness two runs scoring on a fielding error with two outs, narrowing the lead to a single run. However, Taylor Pannell swiftly ended Kansas’s resurgence by striking out the subsequent batter, halting Mizzou’s three-game losing streak.

The MU pitching corps showcased their prowess throughout the game. Cierra Harrison initiated in the circle, delivering four scoreless innings and conceding merely three hits. Laurin Krings relieved Harrison in the fifth inning, contributing two scoreless innings along with three strikeouts. Despite two unearned runs crossing the plate during Pannell’s time on the mound, she secured the save.

Five different Tigers contributed to the offensive effort, with Kayley Lenger leading the charge with a two-hit performance. Jenna Laird, Alex Honnold, and Madison Walker each notched an RBI, bolstering Mizzou’s offensive output.

Looking ahead, Mizzou shifts its focus back to SEC action, gearing up for a crucial three-game series against No. 3 LSU starting on Friday, March 22. The series opener is set for 5 p.m.